Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

Srisaket defeats Chocolatito for WBC superfly belt in classic

By Matt Richardson at ringside Photos: Sumio Yamada WBC Super Flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (46-1, 38 KO’s) was widely considered to be the ...

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Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

Golovkin decisions Jacobs to keep WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts

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Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

Mansour defeats Kauffman in war

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Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

Valentin annihilates Alvarez in 70 seconds

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Derevyanchenko destroys Russell

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Zaveck added to Stieglitz-Abraham card

Photos: Eroll Popova

The SES team led by world champion Robert Stieglitz has successfully wrapped up their training camp in Ptuj, Slovenia. Stieglitz is scheduled to defend his WBO super middleweight belt against Arthur Abraham on August 25 at the O2 Arena in Berlin, Germany. It was announced today that Stieglitz stablemate, former IBF welterweight champion Jan Zaveck, will defend his WBO Intercontinental belt on the undercard. “It’s important that Jan Zaveck climbs to the top fast in the world ranking to get his deserved chance to win a major title fight,” said SES promoter Ulf Steinforth at a press conference at the Grand Hotel Primus in Ptuj. “So we put his next title defense on the event at the O2 World on August 25.”

Jan Zaveck: “I’m dying to become world champion again and need this successful next step to challenge the current world champions. After my unfortunate defeat against Andre Berto, I’m really hot to show everyone again that I am one of the world’s best welterweights!” (more…)

Photos: Eroll Popova The SES team led by world champion Robert Stieglitz has successfully wrapped up their training camp in …


Boxing News

Photo of the day

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Hall of Fame Top Rank promoter Bob Arum meet with Carson, Ca. mayor Jim Dear and city councilman Elito Santarina Thursday at City Hall in Carson, Ca.. Donaire prepares for his upcoming world title unification fight against IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa on Top Rank’s spectacular doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire and Hall of Fame Top …



Boxing News

More on Bute-Froch II

InterBox and Lucian Bute met with media representatives at the Cage aux Sports restaurant in the Montreal Bell Centre this afternoon. Team InterBox revisited Lucian’s last bout on May 26th and revealed the future plans for Lucian and Carl Froch.

Lucian Bute: That was not the real Lucian Bute in that Nottingham ring last May le 26th. I spent the last few weeks reflecting about what went wrong, what happened, and the only thing that is crystal clear in my mind is that I want my rematch with Carl Froch as soon as possible. I am convinced the loss was due to critical errors on my part and that I will beat him. I did not use my primary weapons of speed and my jab at all during the fight. I fought Carl Froch’s fight instead of dictating the pace and forcing him to fight my fight. It was a bad night for me in Nottingham. A nightmare, really. I lost my IBF belt, my perfect record and I suffered a hard loss. I cannot wait to step back into the ring. I am already back at the gym training. I feel fresh, in good spirits, my health is very good and my goal and motivation is to prove to myself and to everyone that last May 26th was just a bad day at the office. I do not want to take anything away from Carl Froch`s accomplishment. He was the better man that night. He was hungrier and more motivated and he won. But now I have to look ahead. My promoter Jean Bedard, my coach Stephan Larouche and I have had numerous serious discussions and we have established a plan that I am very comfortable with. In the next two fights I will erase the bad memory of May 26th from my mind and from the minds of my fans. (more…)

InterBox and Lucian Bute met with media representatives at the Cage aux Sports restaurant in the Montreal Bell Centre this …


UFC

Welcome back, Patrick Cote

Patrick Cote’s absence from the UFC after a 2010 loss to Tom Lawlor may only show a little over 20 months, but for the Quebec native, it felt so much longer, especially when you realize that the former Ultimate Fighter finalist was at practically every show doing French language commentary. That was tough . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Patrick Cote’s absence from the UFC after a 2010 loss to Tom Lawlor may only show a little over 20 …




Boxing News

Froch to defend IBF belt in the UK

Photo: Lawrence Lustig

Carl Froch will defend his IBF World super middleweight title in the UK this winter after both his and Lucian Bute’s teams decided to delay the rematch which is now pencilled for March 2013 in Montreal. The Cobra ripped the IBF belt from Bute with a stunning fifth round stoppage in Nottingham in May, and Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn says the three-time World champion will now defend his title in the UK in November.

“Froch vs. Bute has already gone down as one of the greatest nights in British boxing history,” said Hearn. “It generated record television audiences and a sold-out arena where fans were treated to what many respected pundits and fighters have described as one of the best atmospheres ever felt in a British fight. Of course, like any fighter Lucian is keen to avenge this defeat and as per our agreement has the opportunity to try to make that happen. Both myself and Lucian’s promoter Jean Bedard feel that it is the best interests of both fighters and any future rematch that both fighters will take an interim fight later this year. Froch vs. Bute II in Montreal is a massive event and I’m sure that impressive victories for both men later this year will add further fuel to the fire. We will be looking to announce an opponent for Carl in the next few weeks for another big fight in the UK.”

Photo: Lawrence Lustig Carl Froch will defend his IBF World super middleweight title in the UK this winter after both …


Boxing News

Godoy-Heiland WBC title eliminator July 7

In a battle between Argentine countrymen, unbeaten WBC #1 ranked middleweight Billie “El Nino” Godoy (25-0, 13 KOs) will face former world title challenger and WBC #15 ranked Sebastian Heiland (19-2-2, 9 KOs). The twelve-rounder will be a WBC middleweight title final eliminator and will take place this Saturday at the Estadio Ruca-Che, Neuquen, provincia de Neuquen, Republica Argentina. Osvaldo Rivero/O.R. Promotions will promote the event that will be televised live on Argentina Sports Giant television Station TyC Sports.

In a battle between Argentine countrymen, unbeaten WBC #1 ranked middleweight Billie “El Nino” Godoy (25-0, 13 KOs) will face …


Boxing News

WBC calls Lara-Martyrosian eliminator

By Gabriel F. Cordero

WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman informed Fightnews.com that the WBC has ordered free negotiations to commence for a final elimination bout between Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martyrosian to determine the mandatory challenger for current WBC super welterweight champion Mexican Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. If there is no agreemnet between the parties, a purse bid will be held on July 27 at WBC Headquarters in Mexico City. “Both boxers have claimed in the media and in public their desire for a world title shot. Now the WBC has made an official decision. Now we’re waiting for the promoters to do the fight. It`s a great fight and we think it’s not a problem to do this fight,” said Sulaiman.

By Gabriel F. Cordero WBC executive secretary Mauricio Sulaiman informed Fightnews.com that the WBC has ordered free negotiations to commence …


UFC

Watch Griffin-Ortiz presser today

Watch the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference with Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz and Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote live Thursday, July 5 at 2 pm ET/11 am PT. More

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Today’s UFC 148 presser with Griffin and Ortiz is open to the public in Las Vegas. Today’s events are as follows:


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Watch the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference with Forrest Griffin vs. Tito Ortiz and Cung Le vs. Patrick Cote live …



Boxing News

Camacho Jr returning July 28th

After scoring a 1st round knockout over late substitute John David Charles during a June 23rd “keep-busy” fight, Hector Camacho Jr. (54-4-1, 29 KOs) is back in the gym preparing for a July 28th showdown with tough Mexican brawler Luis Grajeda (12-1-1, 9 KOs) at the Palomar in Chihuahua, Mexico. With a win over Grajeda, Camacho Jr. is slated to fight jr middleweight contender David “Strictly Business” Medina (23-2-11 KOs) on September 22nd.

After scoring a 1st round knockout over late substitute John David Charles during a June 23rd “keep-busy” fight, Hector Camacho …


UFC

Tito Ortiz: A Hall of Famer’s Farewell

Unlike some other celebrated pro athletes, whose last year of competition is celebrated by pre-game ceremonies and sentimental gift giving, Tito Ortiz’ last fight week will see him get an induction into the UFC Hall of Fame before having Forrest Griffin trying to punch him in the face for 15 minutes this Saturday night . . . Click here for more by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Unlike some other celebrated pro athletes, whose last year of competition is celebrated by pre-game ceremonies and sentimental gift giving, …


Boxing News

Sergio Thompson eyes title shot

By Gabriel F. Cordero

According to information obtained by Fightnews.com, WBC silver super featherweight champion Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson could challenge WBC world champ Takahiro Aoh on December 1 in Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico during the WBC’s 50th Convention. Thompson also could fight September 15 in Las Vegas on the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez card.

By Gabriel F. Cordero According to information obtained by Fightnews.com, WBC silver super featherweight champion Sergio “Yeyo” Thompson could challenge …


Boxing Result

Cameron KOs Barrett

Heavyweight Shane “Mountain Warrior” Cameron (29-2, 22 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round KO over Monte “2 Gunz” Barrett (35-10-2, 20 KOs) on Thursday night at the Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. A crushing right hand laid out the 41-year-old Barrett. Time was :18. With the win, Cameron regained the WBO Asia Pacific and WBO Oriental heavyweight titles in the bout.

Heavyweight Shane “Mountain Warrior” Cameron (29-2, 22 KOs) scored an explosive fourth round KO over Monte “2 Gunz” Barrett (35-10-2, …



Boxing News

Donaire on “ESPN Nacion”

Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank

WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire makes a guest appearance on “ESPN Nacion” with hosts Bernardo Osuna and Adriana Monsalve in Los Angeles for his upcoming world title unification fight against IBF champion Jeffery “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula of Johannesburg, South Africa on Top Rank’s spectacular doubleheader event, Saturday, July 7 at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California that will be televised live on HBO Boxing After Dark. In the other main event, Kelly Pavlik, former world champion from Youngstown, Ohio will rumble with contender Will “Power” Rosinsky of New York.

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Photos: Chris Farina / Top Rank WBO Jr. Featherweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire makes a guest appearance on …


Boxing News

Vitali injured in Ukraine riot

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko was sprayed in the eyes with tear gas and suffered a gash to his arm during a violent clash with police in Kiev, Ukraine today. According to the Daily Mail, Vitali was among a large crowd protesting the government’s decision to make Russian an official language in the country. Riot police moved in Vitali was caught in the middle with the situation turned violent.

WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko was sprayed in the eyes with tear gas and suffered a gash to his arm …


Scale Watch

Weights from New Zealand

The official weights are in for the heavyweight showdown in New Zealand tonight. Shane Cameron (28-2, 21 KOs) weighed in at 206 pounds and former world title challenger Monte Barrett (35-9-2, 20 KOs) scaled in at 218.5 pounds. The bout will take place Sky City Convention Centre, Auckland, New Zealand. Barrett will look to successfully defend his WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental titles he won in his last bout where he beat former world title challenger David Tua in New Zealand. The bout was a rematch of their draw the previous year. Cameron was crushed inside of two rounds by Tua back in 2009 and now looks to do something Tua failed to do, beat Barrett.

Side note: The very popular former NFL veteran/comedian, and worldwide sports broadcaster Benny Ricardo provided the weights. Ricardo stated that Barrett appeared to be in excellent physical condition and that Cameron and had been sparring with former world champion David Haye in preparation for Barrett.

The official weights are in for the heavyweight showdown in New Zealand tonight. Shane Cameron (28-2, 21 KOs) weighed in …


Boxing Result

Ava Knight wins in Mexico

Photos courtesy of Team Knight

On Saturday night, International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Champion, Ava “The Lady of Boxing” Knight made her second successful title defense, defeating Susana “Toluquita” Vazquez by unanimous decision at the Auditorio Centenario. The three judges sitting at ringside scored the bout 99-91, 98-92, and 98-92, all in favor of Knight. Knight’s record improved to 9-1-3, with 5 KOs, and Vazquez saw her record fall to 8-7-1, with 3 KOs. (more…)

Photos courtesy of Team Knight On Saturday night, International Boxing Federation (IBF) Flyweight Champion, Ava “The Lady of Boxing” Knight …



UFC

International Fight Week: Day One Wrap-Up

Wrap-up of the first day of International Fight Week 2012, where fans turned out for high drama (and comedy) at the UFC 148 pre-fight press conference . . . Click here for more
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Wrap-up of the first day of International Fight Week 2012, where fans turned out for high drama (and comedy) at …


Boxing News

Vazquez-Martinez update

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best

Former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Román “Rocky” Martínez showed great condition today in the 30 day weigh-in for their upcoming bouts against Mexicans Rafael Marquez and Miguel Beltrán Jr. in “The War, Puerto Rico vs Mexico” to be held on August 4, at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, in a PR Best Boxing Promotions (PRBBP) presentation, in association with All Star Boxing, Top Rank and Promociones Zanfer, to be televised on Pay Per View.

Vazquez Jr. (21-2-1, 18 KOs), former WBO superbantamweight champion, who will face Marquez (41-7, 37 KOs), former IBF bantamweight and WBC superbantamweight champion, for the WBO International superbantamweight title, weighed today 131.4 pounds of a maximum limit of 140.3 pounds by the Puerto Rico Boxing Comission. (more…)

Photos: Jose Perez / PR Best Former world champions Wilfredo Vázquez Jr. and Román “Rocky” Martínez showed great condition today …


Feature Story

Sturm-Geale kickoff presser

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer
Photos by Team Sturm

The middleweight division will really heat up this fall. First, on August 25, undefeated WBO world champion Dmitry Pirog will face fellow unbeaten WBA regular titleholder Gennady Golovkin at a site to be determined in the United States. On September 15, undisputed middleweight king Sergio Martinez will battle it out with long-time rival and WBC beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Las Vegas.

Today, in Oberhausen, Germany, the third middleweight mega-fight was announced. Long reigning WBA super world 160-pound champion Felix Sturm (37-2-2, 16 KOs) will not only make the thirteenth defense of his strap, but also try to add the IBF title to his collection when he collides with the once-beaten kingpin of that organization, the Australian Daniel Geale (27-1, 15 KOs). There was a conflict about the exact date and venue, but all that is resolved now, as the pair will meet inside the ring at the Koenig Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen on September 1. (more…)

By Wolfgang Schiffbauer Photos by Team Sturm The middleweight division will really heat up this fall. First, on August 25, …


Boxing News

Donaire, Arum invited to City Hall

Four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will meet with Council members from the City of Carson at City Hall (701 East Carson St., Carson, Calif. 90745) Thursday beginning at 11:00 a.m. PT. Donaire, along with Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, were invited to City Hall by Councilman Elito M. Santarina to commemorate Donaire’s upcoming world title unification battle where the WBO junior featherweight champion will rumble with IBF junior featherweight champion Jeffrey “Marvelous Mongoose” Mathebula under the stars at The Home Depot Center in Carson. Immediately following his City Hall visit, Donaire will meet with fans from the community, across the street in the parking lot of Farmers Insurance office building, at approximately 11:30 a.m. PT.

Four-division world champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire will meet with Council members from the City of Carson at City …


UFC

The Blueprint: Silva vs. Sonnen II

Anderson Silva is the most accomplished fighter in the UFC.

Fourteen bouts in the Octagon. Fourteen wins.

Ten of those bouts were championship fights.

Nine consecutive successful title defenses.

All of those are UFC records . . . Click here for more by Michael DiSanto, UFC.com
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Coming up next: UFC® 148: SILVA vs. SONNEN 2 will be available live on Pay-Per-View at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on UFC.TV, iN DEMAND, DirecTV, DISH Network, Avail-TVN, and in Canada on BellTV, Shaw Communications, Sasktel, and Viewer’s Choice Canada for a suggested retail price of $44.99 US/$49.99 CAN for Standard Definition and $54.99 US/$59.99 CAN for High Definition. For more on the UFC or UFC 148 visit www.UFC.com

Anderson Silva is the most accomplished fighter in the UFC. Fourteen bouts in the Octagon. Fourteen wins. Ten of those …


Boxing News

Wladimir Klitschko public workout


Boxing Result

Will Rosinsky: “He’s tailor made for me!”

Story by Mariano A. Agmi
Photos by Rich Hundley III @ RichHundleyPhotography.com

Super middleweight prospect Will “Power” Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) takes a major step up in class on July 7th when he takes on the resurgent Kelly “The Ghost” Pavlik (39-2, 34 KOs) at the Home Depot Center in Carson, CA.

Rosinsky, a four time New York Golden Gloves champion and the 2005 US National Amateur Champion at light heavyweight did not have much time to enjoy his 8-round unanimous decision victory over Aaron Pryor Jr. on June 14th. Just a day later, advisor Keith Connolly called the Ozone Park native to offer him an opportunity to fight on HBO against the former middleweight champion. (more…)

Story by Mariano A. Agmi Photos by Rich Hundley III @ RichHundleyPhotography.com Super middleweight prospect Will “Power” Rosinsky (16-1, 9 KOs) …


UFC

Silva-Sonnen II gets personal

Story by Anthony Springer Jr.

Question: When does a professional fight cross over from the professional into the personal?

Answer: When the fighters have to be separated at the pre-fight press conference.

Sure, pre-fight press conference antics make headlines in boxing, but after near-brawls, actual brawls and trash talk made headlines in the “Sweet Science,” the spectacle of it all became less shocking and more expected. In the world of mixed martial arts, having security step in between two fighters before the opening bell is still… well, a bit awe inspiring. (more…)

Story by Anthony Springer Jr. Question: When does a professional fight cross over from the professional into the personal? Answer: …


Boxing News

Takayama, Handig to meet in eliminator

Former world champion Katsunari Takayama of Osaka, Japan will invade the Philippines in September when he figures in a 12-round fight for the position of IBF #1 in the 105 lb. division against untested Filipino fighter Mateo Handig. The Japanese fighter, 29, is now under the promotional banner of ALA Boxing Promotions holding office in Cebu City, Southern Philippines. Meanwhile, Handig is handled by Highland Boxing owned by Brico Santig based in Benguet province. (more…)

Former world champion Katsunari Takayama of Osaka, Japan will invade the Philippines in September when he figures in a 12-round …


Boxing News

Amir Khan LA Workout

By Miguel Maravilla
Photos: Joe Miranda

Former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan (26-2, 18 KOs) continued his preparation Tuesday at the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, California for his upcoming world title fight against undefeated WBC super lightweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (23-0, 14 KOs) to be held July 14 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. “My preparation has been brilliant. A long training camp, we were over in the Philippines getting ready for the Peterson fight but that fight got called off,” Khan told Fightnews.com.

With just a little over a week to go, Khan is ready for his showdown as he looked sharp at Tuesday’s media workout, working with trainer Freddie Roach. “We have had a really good training camp we have had good sparring,” Roach said. “We are ready to fight Garcia.” Helping out in preparation for Danny Garcia, Roach has brought in the services of Ruslan Provodnikov, who is coming off a spectacular knockout win last Friday on ESPN Friday Night Fights, undefeated Armenian power puncher Art Hovannesyan, and lightweight prospect Kevin Hoskins. (more…)

By Miguel Maravilla Photos: Joe Miranda Former unified super lightweight world champion Amir “King” Khan (26-2, 18 KOs) continued his …


Boxing News

McCline broke Szpilka’s jaw, but lost the fight

By Przemek Garczarczyk in Lodz, Poland
Video: Ringpolska.pl

Heavyweight Jameel McCline (41-12, 24 KOs) did not defeat 23-year-old Polish sensation Artur Szpilka (12-0, 9 KOs) losing by unanimous decision, but to the last minute of ten round fight he was more than game, stalking his faster rival in the ring. Turns out “Big Time” McCline did more than just stalking Szpilka, he broke Szpilka’s jaw in two places in the sixth round just when when the bell rang preventing the former four time heavyweight contender from ending the fight. “I tried my best, I know that I needed just seconds to finish him off, but well, give the young man a credit – he survived and won the fight,” said McCline seconds after the verdict was read in the Atlas Arena in Lodz, Poland. For Szpilka it was a test of skills and what a real heavyweight fight is. “I never fought anybody like Jameel. He is huge and hits very hard. He can also take a punch. I think that this fight meant more for my development as a fighter than all my previous fights combined,” said Szpilka, who after successful jaw surgery will be back in action probably in December.

By Przemek Garczarczyk in Lodz, Poland Video: Ringpolska.pl Heavyweight Jameel McCline (41-12, 24 KOs) did not defeat 23-year-old Polish sensation …


Boxing News

Mathebula faces tough challenge in unification bout

By Ron Jackson

Former Olympian and IBF junior featherweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula faces the toughest fight of his career when he meets WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire in a unification match at The Home Depot Center in Carson, California on Saturday night. Mathebula (26-3-2, 14 KOs) who was born in Malamulele in the Northern Province on June 22, 1979 was an outstanding amateur and represented South Africa at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. (more…)

By Ron Jackson Former Olympian and IBF junior featherweight champion Jeffrey Mathebula faces the toughest fight of his career when …


Boxing News

Luxembourg Boxing Federation sues BBBof C

Luxembourg Boxing Federation Statement: The Luxembourg Boxing Federation and a number of licence holders have today issued legal proceedings against the British Boxing Board of Control in relation to its behaviour over the Haye v Chisora fight on 14 July 2012. This is not something anyone wanted to do and neither is it a step we took lightly, but we felt we were left with no option. We have issued proceedings to prevent the Board from intimidating its own members into not participating in the fight. The Board has admitted that it can do nothing legally to stop the fight but it is still threatening to call its licence-holders to account for their involvement. The fight is going ahead on 14 July and over 28,000 tickets have been sold. This is a fight that the public want to see and is being broadcast live in the UK, America, Germany and in more the 60 countries.

Luxembourg Boxing Federation Statement: The Luxembourg Boxing Federation and a number of licence holders have today issued legal proceedings against …


Announcement

Tony Campbell passes

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing

Former 1980s Australian welterweight contender Tony “Tiger” Campbell has suddenly passed away in Sydney at the age of 48 years. Tony was a tough walk up southpaw who clashed with world class Jeff “Flash” Malcolm in 1982 and three-time world challenger Troy Waters in 1985. Tony had 35 fights and also clashed with Russell Sands, Billy Harrison, John Boglin and Roy Alexander. Tony will be sadly missed by his family and the Australian boxing fraternity. Funeral service for Tony will be at Pinegrove Crematorium at Minchinbury in West Chapell at 11:30AM Friday.

By Ray Wheatley — World of Boxing Former 1980s Australian welterweight contender Tony “Tiger” Campbell has suddenly passed away in …


Boxing News

Fury-Maddalone on WealthTV

WealthTV will televise this Saturday’s heavyweight showdown between undefeated rising star Tyson Fury (18-0, 13 KOs) and American fan-favorite Vinny Maddalone (35-7, 26 KOs), live starting at 5 p.m. ET from Hand Arena in Clevedon, Somerset, United Kingdom.

WealthTV will televise this Saturday’s heavyweight showdown between undefeated rising star Tyson Fury (18-0, 13 KOs) and American fan-favorite Vinny …


UFC

UFC announces first-ever event in China

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization continued its foray into new territories today, officially announcing its first-ever event in the People’s Republic of China, and its second event in Asia this year. Macau, a Special Administrative Region of China located off the mainland’s southern coast, will host a UFC event on November 10, 2012. (more…)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization continued its foray into new territories today, officially announcing its first-ever event in the People’s …


Boxing News

Don King congratulates Mexican President-Elect

Hall of Fame promoter Don King sent congratulations today to Enrique Pena Nieto for winning Sunday’s election to become the new president of Mexico. King met the 45-year-old president-elect last June while in Mexico and was greatly impressed. “Pena Nieto is the people’s choice and the people’s champion in Mexico, and he has my heartfelt congratulations,” King said. “In the words of Father Miguel Hidalgo, ‘Mexicanos, Viva Mexico!’ When he takes office, I know there will be a rebirth of boxing in Mexico. Mexicans are fighters inside the ring and outside the ring, and I look for a bigger, better and brighter future for all Mexicans. Viva Enrique Pena Nieto! Viva Mexico!”

Hall of Fame promoter Don King sent congratulations today to Enrique Pena Nieto for winning Sunday’s election to become the …


Boxing News

Klitschko-Thompson stare down


Boxing News

Fortuna ready for Cruz

Photos: Ricardo Conde

Highly talented featherweight and knockout artist Javier ‘El Abejon’ Fortuna (19-0, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic, training under the guidance of former junior welterweight champion Pablo Sarmiento at the Maravilla Box Boxing Gym in Oxnard, California, home of universally recognized middleweight champion Sergio ‘Maravilla’ Martinez (49-2-2, 28 KOs), takes on former IBF featherweight world champion Cristobal ‘Lacandón’ Cruz (39-13-3, 23 KOs) of Mexico on Friday July 6th in a 10-round main event bout on ESPN2’s ‘Friday Night Fights’ live from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada which is being presented by Sampson Boxing and Greg Cohen Promotions.

In his last outing this past April, in a battle of undefeated fighters, the southpaw Fortuna was able to stop Yuandale Evans (16-1, 12 KOs) in one round after sending Evans to the canvas twice in the first round.

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Photos: Ricardo Conde Highly talented featherweight and knockout artist Javier ‘El Abejon’ Fortuna (19-0, 14 KOs) of the Dominican Republic, …










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